Month: May 2019

Laura Legge Award: The work of Legal Director Pamela Cross recognized

Pamela Cross

Last night, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross received the Laura Legge Award from the Law Society of Ontario. From an interview with the Kingston Whig-Standard: “All of my work is on the issue of violence against women and supporting

Tagged with: , ,

Luke’s Place Direct Service Program Manager Job Posting

Luke's Place -- Change her experience. Change their lives.

Luke’s Place is seeking a full-time experienced, collaborative manager to coordinate the delivery of its innovative direct service programs and services in Durham Region. About Luke’s Place: Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for

How can separated parents manage long distance access?

smiling girl hugging mother

This is the first installment of a two-part series We are living in an increasingly globalized world, so it is not surprising that families move – often long distances – more than they used to. While this can pose challenges

Tagged with: , ,

New unified family courts

roses

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced eight new Unified Family Court (UFC) locations that went into operation on May 13, 2019. These locations are: Belleville Cayuga Kitchener Pembroke Picton Simcoe St. Thomas Twelve judges have been onboarded to

Tagged with: , ,

Family violence goes to work

woman's hands with laptop and cellphone and paperwork

Canada’s landscape has been strewn with domestic violence homicides this past year. And, it must be remembered, the number of women killed is only the tip of the iceberg of the number of women subjected to abuse in their relationships.

Tagged with: ,

What is legal coaching?

pensive woman looking out window

More than 80,000 people are unrepresented in family court proceedings in Ontario every year. You see many women who don’t have lawyers and, often, their former partner is also unrepresented. As we have discussed in the past, while the lack

Tagged with: , ,